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DRUNKEN DRIVER SENT TO PRISON IN DUAL FATALITY

A drunken driver, who killed a couple and injured two others in a head-on crash, was sentenced Friday to three to nine years in prison.

Elizabeth Capozzi, 23, pleaded guilty Jan. 7 to manslaughter and drunken driving charges. Her car veered across a median in the suburb of Greece on Feb. 12 and slammed into an oncoming car, killing Charles Teresi, 81, and his 69-year-old wife, Irma.

Their son, Neil Teresi, 32, and Mrs. Teresi's twin sister, Wilda Caccamise, were seriously injured.

Weeks earlier, Capozzi had been convicted of driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor. Although her driver's license was revoked, she was given a conditional license.

Capozzi was seriously injured in the crash and underwent mental health counseling and alcohol rehabilitation. Police said she had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 percent, nearly twice the threshold needed for a charge of driving while intoxicated.

Capozzi could have gotten up to 15 years behind bars.

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